The gorgeous Bonnie! Bonnie belongs to a friend of mine, and I was lucky enough to be able to photograph her. Active kittens aren't the easiest the capture, so I am thrilled with how this image turned out!
This is a cute image of an equally cute kitty. Her face says it all, she's in a quest and staring at wonders of outside world. You captured her really well, I know kittens (cats and other pets in general) aren't easy to catch still. The subject is well focused, you used well the 3rd rule. And even if the kitten is left placed, the rest of the picture is not empty. Also, the background in bokeh emphasizes better the kitty. However, I think you colors on her head are a bit saturated, especially the golden pattern and her eye.
This was my opinion as an amateur photographer, please don't feel offended. Keep up the good work! Happy Holidays!
Hello, I'm commenting as part of the Feedback Frenzy contest. ([link]) I'm familiar with many forms of photography including pet photography, so I'm hoping that the things I have to say will be of some use to you.
To start with, I love the eyes and how it draws your eyes to the cat's face. The light caught in the eyes is great. I also really love how the cat seems to be looking past the camera into the open space in your picture. (I was taught that to call this space "thought space" as in room for where the thought bubble would go.) The contrast in colors, shade and clarity is also really good. (By that I mean, the cat is dark in light surroundings, as well as the cat is fairly neutrally colored with bright green surroundings. In addition to this, the shallow depth of field is great where the cat is really in focus and the fore and background are kept soft and blurred... all of these create really great contrast.)
For improvements, it's very minor so it becomes a preference thing, but what caught my eye and felt a little distracting was the light yellow half-circle right at the bottom middle of the picture. I keep wondering what that is... It's very minor, so I don't think it's anything serious, and the likelihood is that it is an observation that comes from specifically looking at this picture trying to give a critique in mind. The other thing that bothered me a little was the amount of grain in the background by the cat's ear and again to the right of the cat where you can see what looks like horizontal lines of noise.
This could be anything from the camera, ISO setting, or the amount of color altering in post-production editing. If you haven't already, you could try selecting the areas and then use the reduce noise (while not reducing color noise at all lest it undo your work), and for the yellow spot in the middle, you could cover up that spot using your clone and healing brush tool, as well as coloring it with the same color palette as your grass. These are my suggestions if you wanted to change the things I mentioned, but again I'd like to point out that it is likely that I wouldn't have noticed this without looking at the picture critically. The most important thing is to follow your gut.
Overall, I really like this picture. I think you really caught the cat really well, and I'm really loving the contrast. It's such an adorable capture. Also, kudos for catching a small, fast-moving animal so well! Absolutely wonderful job <3